Glengoyne 1996 Vintage, 43%

Price: $68 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Exclusively for the U.S. as an addition between the 10 and the 17 year old. Central to its composition is a ‘parcel' of refill hogsheads, to which a number of European oak butts have been added. Initially slightly herbal on the nose, with developing fresh fruits and vanilla. Finally, caramel and damp leaves underfoot. Full and confident on the palate, with tropical fruits, stem ginger, and hazelnuts. Drying in the finish, with spicy, rich oak and creamy allspice.